3D Tissue Models
Liver Biopsy in the Assessment of Medical-Liver Disease
The Royal College of Pathologists
2 Carlton House Terrace
London, London, SW1Y 5AF
This course will provide a practical diagnostic approach to reporting medical liver biopsies, focusing on the importance of clinico-pathological correlation in assessing common patterns of liver damage. Recommended for senior trainees in Pathology and Hepatology and consultant histopathologists and gastroenterologists who are regularly involved in liver biopsy assessment (without necessarily working in a Liver Unit)


Schedule of Presentations:

Thursday, March 3, 2011
09:30:00 Registration and Coffee
10:00:00 Welcome and Introduction Stefan Hübscher
10:05:00 Clinical Indications and General Approaches to Liver Biopsy Interpretation
10:10:00 Patterns of abnormal LFTs and their differential diagnosis Matthew Cramp Cramp
10:35:00 Indications for liver biopsy in investigating common medical liver diseases – what information is required from a liver biopsy report?
11:00:00 Normal liver histology – important landmarks for assessing liver biopsies Paul Dhillon
11:25:00 Coffee
11:45:00 How to handle liver biopsy specimens – specimen fixation, processing and staining methods Bernard Portmann
12:10:00 Basic patterns of liver damage – what information can a liver biopsy provide and what clinical information does the pathologist need? Rob Goldin
12:35:00 Lunch
13:25:00 Clinico-Pathological Assessment of Common Medical Liver Diseases
13:30:00 Fatty liver disease Judy Wyatt, Mervyn Davies
14:10:00 Chronic biliary disease Alastair Burt, Steve Stewart
14:50:00 Tea
15:10:00 Chronic hepatitis – viral and autoimmune Chris Bellamy, Andrew Bathgate
15:50:00 Acute hepatitis, including acute liver failure Stefan Hübscher, David Mutimer
16:30:00 Close
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